ITANAGAR, May 5 - The Roing Police in Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh arrested eight armed miscreants, aged between 30 and 40, who were allegedly planning to commit bank and ATM robbery in the district headquarters, after they ran through a police naka at Meka Tinali and an ensuing chase and shoot out.
The police recovered three Chinese made pistols along with 12 live rounds, gas cutter and other equipments, used for committing bank and ATM theft, from their possession.
The arrested robbers have been identified as Pramjyoti Pegu (40), Maneswar Lamu (30), Saddam Doley (30), Fazal Haque (32), Nirmal Das (30), Kanaram Basumatary (32), Mongol Narzary (35) and Agostine Mosihary (33).
The police, working on specific information that criminal elements had entered Roing to commit robbery at the banks in the township, had on Saturday set up a naka at Meka Tinali to check the movement of vehicles in the township.
During the course of naka checking, at 5.15 pm, 10 persons, including five travelling by an Alto car bearing registration number AS-01-JC-6876 and the other five on three motorcycles ran through the naka despite being stopped by the police.
The five persons in the car fleeing towards Shantipur were followed and apprehended by the police team near the Shantipur check gate. The three bikes fleeing towards Bomjir were followed by the team led by SP SK Sain and were intercepted at the Bomjir bridge at around 6 pm.
On being stopped, the miscreants opened fire at the police team. A bullet passed through the DySP�s car and another hit constable N Wangapan on his bulletproof jacket. The police then retaliated and were able to nab three miscreants while two others managed to flee from the scene taking advantage of darkness.
The SP, meanwhile, lauded the efforts of the police team and congratulated them for their immense bravery and valour shown during the operation.